Summer classes are finally winding down and I can see an end in sight. This semester was pretty tough and I feel sick thinking that the 16-week Fall classes are in less than a month.
What little free time I find I almost always devote to either play or modding for Minecraft. The X-alamon Alpha 1.0 update for my modification, PokémonMD: Disciples of Corruption, has an overly optimistic release date of December, 2014. The update is set to be one of the three largest updates of the mod, the other two being Beta 1.0 and simple the released 1.0 update
The X-alamon update introduces items, block, and utility (furnace-like) blocks for the first time. There is also a super secret addition that may or may not wind up in the update. I do not want to get people's hopes up so I keep this special addition a secret. This Alpha 1.0 update in a sense is what the first true release to the public version should have been like.
Progress so far has added four new mobs to my 1.7.2 version, Zergling Nincada, Raptor Zergling Nincada, Baneling Nincada, and Proxy Pylon Carbink. However, I still have to re-add 20 of 22 mobs from the older 1.6.4 version (Alpha 0.4) (only Zombie Flareon and Zealot Pawniard are currently added).
The X-alamon update has at least 14-24 new mobs scheduled for it. Four of those mobs are set to be very difficult to program and any or all of them might be abandoned. One could be the mod's first Minor Boss; a mob that has its own health bar up on display like the Ender Dragon or the Wither. It really depends on how much time or difficulty I find once I start on these four mobs.
I will try and make the items I add actually useful, rather than just simple ingredient items. But we will see. Like the mobs, many of the items will reference other video games.
Until next time, this is Spikybum Jolteon,